SOSTARStandoff Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (NATO program)
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SOSTAR is an operational and tactical air-borne ground reconnaissance system for battlefield surveillance and target acquisition for NATO.
NASDAQ: MRCY), announced today that is has received an order for RACE++(R) multicomputer systems from SOSTAR GmbH of Immenstaad, Germany for use in the development of the Stand-Off Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar (SOSTAR-X) system.
SOSTAR GmbH is a joint venture founded in February of 2001 between Dutch Space in the Netherlands, EADS-Dornier in Germany, FIAR in Italy, INDRA in Spain and Thales Airborne Systems in France.
Additionally, the SOSTAR technology being developed by partner nations Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands is planned for four different platforms: the Airbus A321, the Gulfstream V, the NH-90 helicopter, and a LJAV.
Under a contract awarded last month, Thales Airborne Systems (Paris, France) wilt develop the Stand-Off Surveillance and Target Acquisition Radar, dubbed SOSTAR-X, for the SOSTAR GmbH joint venture.
Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Spain have teamed for the SOSTAR program.
In the battle to provide NATO with its future Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) capability, EADS Deutschland subsidiary Dornier, France's Thales, Italy's FIAR, Spain's Indra, and Holland's Fokker Space have formed the SOSTAR (Stand-Off Surveillance and Target Acquistion Radar) GmbH joint venture to develop the SOSTAR-X moving-target-indicator/synthetic-aperture-radar technology demonstrator.